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#180691 - 10/26/07 07:35 PM Bicycle saddles.
Wid Offline
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I have been looking at a new saddle for my Fuji Silhoutte that I just picked up. It's a 2005 model but I picked it up brand new just this past weekend for a steal. It was $680 MSRP and I got it for $280 plus tax. While the saddle on it isn't to bad I was wondering if any of you have any experiance with a Brooks saddle, mainly the B17 standard or the N (narrow) model.
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#180693 - 10/26/07 07:51 PM Re: Bicycle saddles. [Re: Wid]
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No experience with the Brooks saddle. I was thinking of something like this. Only Real Men ride these... \:o \:D
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#180695 - 10/26/07 07:54 PM Re: Bicycle saddles. [Re: richeydog]
Wid Offline
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I aready have one like that
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#180696 - 10/26/07 08:03 PM Re: Bicycle saddles. [Re: Wid]
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I believe Sheldon Brown about a half whacked out smart dude.
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#180724 - 10/27/07 01:49 AM Re: Bicycle saddles. [Re: Wid]
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Hi Wid. Although I don't have experience with a Brooks saddle, I haave an SDG saddle. It has made a big difference. After all, speed defies gravity. \:\) I ride a Rocky Mountain Vertex 10.

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#181662 - 11/03/07 08:00 AM Re: Bicycle saddles. [Re: pickupmykeys]
Wid Offline
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I ended up getting this Brooks saddle, I recieved it yesterday. If it rides half as good as it looks I will be happy. Going on a test ride today once it warms up to 40 or so.


Edited by wid (11/03/07 08:00 AM)
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#181663 - 11/03/07 08:02 AM Re: Bicycle saddles. [Re: Wid]
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I'd look at ordering a set of snow tires Rick ... you're gonna be needing them soon.
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#181664 - 11/03/07 08:03 AM Re: Bicycle saddles. [Re: RickF]
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We have snowplows \:\)
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#181665 - 11/03/07 08:49 AM Re: Bicycle saddles. [Re: Wid]
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 Originally Posted By: wid
We have snowplows \:\)


Our weather for today ... (and most of the winter)


Saturday - 3 Nov 2007
Mostly Sunny 79°
60° Details for Saturday
A few passing clouds, otherwise generally sunny. High 79F. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph. Saturday night: A mostly clear sky. Low around 60F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph.

Wind Direction: NNW (348°)
Speed: 15Mph (24Km, 13Kts)
Relative Humidity: 65%
Cloud Coverage: 23%
Precipitation Probability: 20%
Snow Probability: 0% (ALL WINTER! )
UV Index: 6 (High)



Just exactly what is a snowplow anyway? Seems like I remember seeing one once on the Discovery Channel, or maybe it was Popular Mechanics, I can't remember.
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#182044 - 11/05/07 05:40 PM Re: Bicycle saddles. [Re: RickF]
oldskoolboarder Offline
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I have a B17, but haven't used it that much. My understanding is that it will take some time to break it in. Use a lot of proof ride to soften it up. Don't tighten it too much at first, you don't want to force the leather to stretch way too much.

I haven't used it because in the past, I've been unwilling to give up my bike weight to use it. But for I'll use it for my trailer pulling bike. However, I wouldn't let it get wet, hence I'm waiting for spring.

I will also consider chopping it to drop weight like this:

http://velospace.org/node/1760

Sheldon Brown, nice reference. He's a freak but knows is fixes and singlespeeds.

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